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Keeps blinking my firewire 410 doesn't turn on, but blinks rapidly when plugged in. What does this mean, how do i fix it?

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Re: keeps blinking

It means its waiting for your computers operating system to recognize it. UNplug it. Update your operating system to the latest version ( free ), and then go to and download the latest drivers.

Do not ever install drivers for a device while its connected.
Plus it would help to know whatt kind of computer and what your operating systems is.

Keep me posted.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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Why sound suddenly corrupted in win or DAW.

That sounds like a buffer issue.

Have you tried adjusting the buffers in your recording software?

Also virus scanners are known to hog resources and cause garbled audio. Maybe try disabling your virus scanner?

Good luck..

Apr 27, 2014 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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My (M-AUDIO FW 410)drivers had suddenly got kicked off. (i honestly don't know what had happend to my drivers) So i went on line to get the latest drivers for my (MAC BOOK PRO/10.4.11).... It didn't work....

Unfortunately, you may have to upgrade. Depending how old your system is typically you need to upgrade every 3 to 4 years. You might upgrade your RAM. When you turn on your computer wait at least 5 minutes for all your drivers to load. If you open up an application before they load it may cause a conflict and not load all drivers. Make sure your not connected to the Internet. When your connected to the Internet all your programs that are not set up to not look for updates will. You wont even know that their doing this until it's to late. This is what I would do. Go to your system restore and restore to a point that you knew it was working. When you look at your restore options it will give you a list by day what was added. Just look at these day's and try and remember what you installed before this started happening. You're having a conflicting problem. Now we need to find out where. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. Hope this helps.

Sep 25, 2009 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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XP freezes on startup from Firewire external HD

This sounds silly but its true...the m-audio 410 doesn't work with windows, especially not with vista. It works on mac but barely. I've been screwing with one for 3-4 yrs now and have gone through a few that died and never had one with 0 problems, always too many to count. It works on macs but barely. it still has tons of problems on the latest and greatest. Bottom line - m-audio is crying because they're totally incompetent at making cards... or they don't give a rats a** about anyone not spending over $500.

Feb 03, 2009 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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M-audio firewire 410 on macbook

Use a 'Y' splitter. Usually from balanced to unbalanced. Also try looking at your device's control panel and see if you can change the channel options from mono to stereo. Beta drivers are for testing purposes, so try the signed driver also.

Mar 08, 2008 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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Windows xp 64 bit... where is the driver?

M audio will never support win64bit I know it sucks. I roduce music and ran into a lot of problems with the 64bit.. If you need some help with audio or any kind of pro audio let me know.

Feb 10, 2008 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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Firewire audio problem

Are you using the 410 for recording or as a playback consumer soundcard? Is it connected to external speakers and if so, what type?

Keep me posted.

Dec 29, 2007 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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Rover 620ti

definately operated at 5400rpm, that should be minimum. Those all audio apps recommend recording at 7200rpm, ala 3.5 hard disks. It's the set standard for hard disk recording. The drive is spiining to slow to keep up with system clock speed.

Keep me posted.

Dec 10, 2007 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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Lots of noise when laptop power cord is plugged in

You must be running on pc, or it sounds like you may have a ground loop issue. If you are running a mac, then bus power over the firewire should be enough. If your running on a pc, try getting a pcmcia card with 6 pin firewire ports. If not then your pc laptop will have to power the 410 via ac adapter. That means both should be plugged in tot he wall. Ive gotten that interference before, and gett it on any audio, whether im producing or playing itunes. I find the trick is to reset the 410 via the output window in the top right. It's right above the level knob. Also, try just installing the latest driver, with the 410 disconnected, then launch it from a different file path than the icon.

I still use it for the macbook pro, and its not always top notch. I bought it 3 years ago for 500, and i see what 500 buys nowadays.......MOTU!!!!

Keep me posted.

Dec 08, 2007 | M-Audio FireWire 410 External Sound System

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You should install service pack 2, the go to the m-audio site and upgrade the drivers again. Also, since your computer most likely have a 4 pin firewire, make sure you have the power cqble for the 410 connected. Ofcourse, do not have the 410 connected when upgrade either sp2 or the drivers. make sure you power cycle both devices before reconnecting and attempting to record....

keep me posted...

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